Spotlight 11/11/19 | Film Screening for WAAW

This year’s WAAW is rapidly approaching! It will be held form 18-24 November and to prepare for it, we will be hosting a film screening and panel discussion on Thursday 14th November.

The documentary, called ‘UnMasked: We All Breathe’, follows the journey of three South African doctors who contract multi-drug tuberculosis (MDR-TB) at work, this will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by journalist Madlen Davies. A drinks reception following the film will be held in the South Courtyard.This event is co-organised by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s AMR and TB Centres.

What is WAAW?

The first WAAW was launched by WHO in November 2015, centred upon European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), which is in its 12th year. The stated mission of WAAW is to raise awareness about AMR, to stop its emergence and spread, and to encourage best practices.  Each year, WHO compiles a selection of posters and videos in different languages on their website. You can find the 2019 materials here.

What else to look out for?

If the film screening leaves you wanting more for WAAW, AMR Centre colleagues have written a BMJ opinion piece about the uses – and misuses – of public engagement campaigns such as these. The BMJ will launch the piece online to coincide with WAAW. We will also be tweeting it when it becomes available.